Mr. Schiff has served as a member of our Board since August 2004. He also currently serves as Managing Partner of Northwood Ventures, a private equity firm he founded in 1983. Prior to founding Northwood, Mr. Schiff worked in the private equity division of E.M. Warburg, Pincus & Co., and previously had been an officer in the corporate division of Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan Chase & Co.).
He serves as a director of many of Northwood’s portfolio companies. Mr. Schiff graduated from Lake Forest College and received an M.B.A. from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. In 2009, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the Lake Forest College after serving as a trustee for 16 years, culminating in serving as its Chairman.
Mr. Schiff also serves as a trustee of Hofstra University and as a member of the Joint Board of Overseers of the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Northwood was an early investor in several enterprise focused carriers including Nextel, Dispatch Communications, NeoWorld, PowerFone and TeleCorp.